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Splatoon devs are posting regular updates on Twitter: Weapons, controls, story, more!

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KingSnake

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This is one of the mechanisms that appears in Hero Mode; Sponge Blocks. These blocks expand when hit with squid ink and shrink when hit with octopus ink. Sponges are living creatures from the ocean. I wonder, is the Octopus Army Corps also acquainted with biotechnology...?
I can imagine some interesting platforming situations coming from that.

Though honestly it seems like that could be a better slightly better fit in a potential squid vs octo multiplayer mode. I keep imagining a squid having to coordinate her team mates to cross into important territory across guarded sponges.
 

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Well 1 v 1 won't have any teammates to warp to

Well with 2 v 2 you would only need a single button for warp because you only have one teammate to warp too. Though I doubt it would be in any local multiplayer mode because I'm sure it would definitely tax the framerate.
 

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Splatoon makes me remember Codename KND:
 

KingSnake

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Another tweet:

https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/535683990510776321

調査員から画像が送られてきた。
ヒーローモードの舞台となる、タコ軍団の基地の様子をスケッチしたものだそうだ。はるか昔に滅びた文明の遺跡を利用して作られているらしい。なんとなく見覚えのあるものが使われているような……。気のせいか?



A stage in the Hero mode. As far as google translate go, it seems to be created from the ruins of a civilization that perished long time ago. And something about being very familiar.
 

Fiktion

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Another tweet:

https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/535683990510776321





A stage in the Hero mode. As far as google translate go, it seems to be created from the ruins of a civilization that perished long time ago. And something about being very familiar.

I bet that civilization is human civilization. A lot of evolutionary theorists argue that squid and octopus would become the next sentient race if humanity went extinct.

Splatoon confirmed for gritty post-apocalypse.
 

Mariolee

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The plot twist will be that
this game takes place at the same place and world as Pikmin 1-3.
 

SatoAilDarko

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Another tweet:

https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/535683990510776321





A stage in the Hero mode. As far as google translate go, it seems to be created from the ruins of a civilization that perished long time ago. And something about being very familiar.

That's awesome. A Pikmin-like situation but instead of objects actual ruins still exist.

So Marinelife evolved (again) and gained human-like attributes and a sense for fashion.

I would really love it if there were a ton of clues in the levels hinting at how humanity made its downfall. Love stuff like that.
 

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イカがスミを吐くのは、身代わりを残して捕食者から逃れるためらしい。
水中で塊になるように、水に溶けにくい油性なのだそうだ。
一方、タコのスミは目くらまし。水中で広がるように水溶性だ。
同じスミでも、水と油のようにまじりあわないのだ。

https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/535701601491484672
 

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Another tweet:

https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/535683990510776321





A stage in the Hero mode. As far as google translate go, it seems to be created from the ruins of a civilization that perished long time ago. And something about being very familiar.

Oh my god, I was wrong!
It was earth all along!
Yes you finally made a monkey,
(Yes we finally made a monkey)
Yes you finally made a monkey out of me.
 

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Translations of today's Tweets before bed:

This image was sent by one of our researchers.
It appears to be a sketch of the Octopus Army Corps Base, which is the setting for Hero Mode. It seems as though it was made using the remains of an ancient civilization. It seems to be using very familiar things...or is it just my imagination?


Squidssquirt ink to create a substitute to escape their predators.
It's an oily substance, difficult to dissolve in water, that becomes a sort of mass.
On the other hand, octopi use ink as a smoke screen. It is water soluble in order to spread.
Like oil and water, even the inks of the two species doesn't mix.
 

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"This image was sent by one of our researchers.
It appears to be a sketch of the Octopus Army Corps Base, which is the setting for Hero Mode. It seems as though it was made using the remains of an ancient civilization. It seems to be using very familiar things...or is it just my imagination?"

Humanity is gone and squids have taken over as the ruling species.
Deepest lore for certain.
 
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